ID displayed in combo box instead of text from the table RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a table defined called "PPP_DB". Within that table I have a link to another table "Classification_List" that is used to limit the selection to this specific list.  I have another table "Notification_DB"  that uses the information from the "PPP_DB" table as a field. The problem is that the combo box both in the database view of the table and the associated form of the "Notification_DB" both display the ID from the "Classification_List" table instead of the value from the table. How do I fix this problem. The weird thing is if I create a query of the "PPP_DB" everything displays correctly.
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:17 PM

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  • Hi,

    Sounds like you're using lookup fields at the table level. If so, may I suggest you remove them and simply use queries as you know work and actually is the preferred way.

    Check out this article: The Evils of Lookup Fields in Tables

    Hope it helps...

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:23 PM
  • Check the properties of the combo box. Right-click on the combo box and choose 'Properites'.

    Check the Row Source, Column Count, Column Widths and Bound Column properities.

    If your row source returns more than one column, ensure you have the Column count and the Column Widths property set up correctly to display the correct column. e.g. 0";0.5" will display the second column in the row source.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:13 PM
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    Monday, May 29, 2017 7:16 AM